Rosie Huntington-Whiteley working the double leather trend out and about in New York

Rosie H-W Just Made Double Leather A Thing…

Forget double denim, there’s a new fashion twosome in town right now, brought to you straight from the wardrobe of Miss Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. We’re talking about double leather – in the form of a skirt suit to be precise – as showcased by the uber glam supermodel in New York yesterday.

Faux Leather Skirt, £15, Missguided

Leather Jacket, £165, Topshop

Rosie teamed a classic leather biker jacket with a zipped and studded leather mini skirt, showing us something we’d always thought of as a total fashion no-no in a whole new light. She completed the sexy combo with an on-the-money khaki shirt, minimalist jewellery and snakeskin courts. And all without a smidge of 80s naff-ness. Good work Rosie.

Khaki Shirt, £35, Oasis

If the leggy lovely has inspired you to switch double denim for double leather, we’ve found a Topshop jacket, Missguided skirt and Oasis shirt that totally nail the look. The trick is to keep the rest of your outfit pared back like Miss H-W, and stick to muted, black accessories. Rosie’s khaki shirt taps into the military trend perfectly, but a leather skirt suit would look just as good with a simple white or grey jersey tee. Just avoid anything denim – way too retro – and stay away from anything too sexy – the leather on leather is vampy enough. All hail the new power suit.

By Gemma Gow